exclusive economic zone


Definition of exclusive economic zone

: the area of sea and seabed extending from the shore of a country claiming exclusive rights to it

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Future hunts will be restricted to Japanese waters, and within the country’s exclusive economic zone. The Economist, "Japan resumes commercial whale hunting after more than 30 years," 1 July 2019 Coastal nations have sovereign rights over an exclusive economic zone (EEZ), extending by definition 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) out from their coastline. Richard Kemeny, Science | AAAS, "As countries battle for control of North Pole, science is the ultimate winner," 20 June 2019 More than 300 North Korean boats have been forced out of Japan’s exclusive economic zone near Yamatotai since May, the coast guard said in a statement. Washington Post, "Japan pushes 300 North Korean boats out of fishing grounds," 19 June 2019 Japanese fleets will reportedly not fish in international waters, hunting exclusively within the country’s exclusive economic zone. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Japan will resume commercial whaling in July after a 30-year break," 9 June 2019 Cyprus condemns the presence of a Turkish drillship in its exclusive economic zone as a violation of its sovereignty. Washington Post, "Cyprus: US sees regional partnership important to security," 7 June 2019 Part of it, including live-fire missile testing, took place within Latvia’s exclusive economic zone. Elisabeth Braw, WSJ, "The Risks of Failing to See the Sea," 21 Oct. 2018 Both seizures took place in waters that are well within Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone, as defined by international maritime law. New York Times, "A ‘Little Bit of a Nut Case’ Who’s Taking On China," 8 June 2018 In 2014, China moved an offshore drilling rig into waters that Vietnam considers part of its exclusive economic zone, which prompted large demonstrations and efforts by Vietnam to force the rig to move. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "American Is Detained After Joining Protest in Vietnam," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of exclusive economic zone

1975, in the meaning defined above

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